The Delights of Toffee Vodka
If you have spent any amount of time in the French alps in the winter, you will probably be familiar with the delights of Toffee Vodka. For the uninitiated, toffee vodka is a traditional mountain drink and has been the creator of many good nights and bad mornings over the years.
You can buy our very own brand of toffee vodka while staying in our chalets. Our recipe is a closely guarded secret, but it does involve our chalet hosts trecking in to the mountains during training week, with nothing but a humane marmot trap and an alpine horn.
However there is a way you can make it yourself:
- Pour out about 1/4 of a bottle of vodka and keep it for another time (such as breakfast).
- Squeeze a packet of toffees one at a time in to the bottle of vodka
- Make sure the lid is screwed on tightly and put the bottle in your dishwasher on a high temperature – This will melt the toffees in to the vodka. It may take a few “washes” for the toffees to comlpetely dissolve (just make sure that the lid is still tight when you put it back in).
Toffee vodka is great for drinking games and is pretty easy to drink, as it isn’t very harsh on the pallette. You could always mix it with apple juice to make a Toffee Apple cocktail too.
Using the above method you can make lots of different flavours. Ones to consider are:
- Chocolate eclairs
- Mars bar
- Skittles (Take out the red ones to avoid a nasty colour)
- Cola bottles (The jelly sits in the bottom of the bottle, but you can strain it)
- Crushed boiled sweets – Werther’s original, strawberry and cream Campino, Lemon sherberts, Palmer violets etc
- Tobasco (Just pour it in, it is a good forfeit shot)
By Tom Fortune